Job ID:

450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Laboratory

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite: 4-5 days onsite/week


The Fischer Lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a Structural and Chemical Biology Lab that combines a broad range of laboratory techniques to study the pathways and protein complexes involved in the regulation of protein homeostasis often associated with human diseases, including cancer. Using our knowledge of the cellular degradation machinery, we use structure and computational guided approaches to develop and test new molecules that hijack the ubiquitin proteasome system for targeted protein degradation. Combining fundamental mechanistic insights with translational chemical biology research, we are pioneering new therapeutic avenues.

The Fischer lab ( seeks a highly motivated individual to join the team as a Research Technician. This individual will be an important member of our research team and will be centrally involved in assisting various research projects of the Fischer Lab. In addition to the bench-based research, responsibilities will also include some aspects of laboratory management and organization. Training is available in all aspects of experimental research.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals


  • Prepares and maintains reagents and stocks.
  • Maintains cell culture and performs drug treatments and flow cytometry.
  • Conduct standardized biological or biochemical assays and laboratory analyses, eg. TR-FRET, FP, pull downs, cell-based assays.
  • Compiles and analyzes experimental data and interprets results to write summaries of findings.
  • Uses computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology applications to perform work duties.
  • Responsible for maintaining detailed notebook of all work-related activities.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.


  • Bachelor's Degree required with a major in biology or “pre-med” preferred.
  • Research experience (>1-2 yr) in molecular biology or biochemistry preferred.
  • Ability to analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Must have close attention to detail and consistent work habits.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • A minimum time commitment of 2 years is preferred.

Please provide (1) a cover letter briefly summarizing your research experience and career goals, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for three references.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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